Season's Greetings from all of us @ swissnex China!
Dear friends of swissnex,
Happy holidays and warm wishes to you and yours for 2019!
As the magical holiday season is once again upon us, we would like to take this special opportunity to acknowledge and express our heartfelt gratitude to every partner and friend of swissnex China for your kind support, and for helping make our 10th anniversary year such a remarkable success!
We wish you all the joys of the season and continued success in the coming year!
swissnex China Team
EVENTS ｜ Our events in Shanghai and beyond
EVENT｜How Does China Drive Innovation and How Switzerland Can Leverage It? December 7 ｜ Warwick Hotel, Geneva
At this event organized by Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (SCCC) Geneva Chapter, swissnex China CEO Dr. Felix Moesner will take a deep dive into the foundations of innovation in China (incl. Made in China 2025) and share his insights on what we can learn from "China speed". Come learn about the opportunities and challenges, and what the team at swissnex China does to connect the dots between Switzerland and China in education, research and innovation. Learn more ➠
EVENT｜swissnexDay'18: Connecting the Blocks, Unchaining the Blockchain December 11 ｜ Careum Auditorium, Zurich
swissnexDay is the annual signature event of the swissnex Network in Switzerland: It offers a unique opportunity to meet the Swiss global network for education, research and innovation. By gathering stakeholders from academia, government, business and media around Blockchain, the swissnexDay’18, organized by swissnex China, will showcase the ability of the swissnex Network to support the outreach and active engagement of its partners in the international exchange of knowledge, ideas and talent. CNN Money, Crypto Valley, ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich’s Blockchain Center are partners of the event this year. Learn more ➠
EVENT｜ETHZ-EPFL Talk: From Paris to Hong Kong by Bike with Basile Verhulst December 14 ｜ swissnex China, Shanghai
Co-organized by the Alumni Chapters Shanghai of ETH Zurich and EPFL, and hosted at swissnex China, the talk will feature Basile Verhulst, an ETH alumnus of Swiss origin who has been on a 16-month bicycle journey from Paris to Hong Kong. He will share the highlights from his 18,000 km journey as well as the life lessons he will take home. Learn more ➠
EXHIBITION｜A Fresh Look at Science - Science Photo Exhibition December 1 - 31 ｜ swissnex China, Shanghai
Throughout the month of December, swissnex China in cooperation with Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), will run a digital science photo exhibition on our public display screen with the 12 winning entries of 2018 competition out of over 350 submissions. The selected photographs, images and videos present science from a new angle: they tell personal, sometimes intimate stories beyond the lab and cover a large range of topics and emotions. Learn more ➠
NEWS & RECAP ｜ The latest scoop from swissnex China
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CALL FOR STARTUPS｜SWISS PAVILION, CES ASIA 2019 June 11 - 13 ｜Shanghai｜ Apply by February 28, 2019
Join CES Asia 2018, the premier event for the consumer technology industry in China & Asia with High-Tech companies, from cutting edge startups to leading global brands, visited by Global industry experts, executives, and tech customers, government officials, media and key opinion leaders. As part of the Swiss Startup Pavilion you will be offered free booth space, pitching opportunities and great exposure among other benefits. Interested? Please share some information about your startup and its product/service and explain your motivation to join CES Asia in an email to email@example.com. Learn more ➠
RECAP｜Sino-EU Innovation Week of Health Tech November 2 ｜ Nanjing
The Sino-EU Innovation Week of Health Technology wrapped up to great fanfare in Nanjing, joined by innovators from Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, and China. The attendees gave praise to the host's investment and life science community, facilitating Sino-EU collaboration in health technology innovation. swissnex China attended the event during its closing days in Nanjing, in particular the inauguration of award and opening of ICCAMT-Nanjing, and had the opportunity to network with companies in the biotechnology, health technology and medical technology fields. Learn more ➠
RECAP｜Armasuisse Emerging Technology Tour November 5 - 7｜ Shanghai
As technology advances at an breathtaking pace and we are invariably impacted by innovations in our society, everyone is trying to stay up to date on the latest and greatest developments; the military is no exception, and to this end swissnex China had the pleasure of organizing a 3-day program from November 5 to 7, focusing on emerging technology trends in China for the visit of Mr. Quentin Ladetto of Armasuisse, a Federal Agency of the Swiss Confederation responsible for the procurement of armaments for Switzerland. Learn more ➠
RECAP｜Swiss National Pavilion @ CIIE 2018 November 6-10 ｜ National Exhibition Centre, Shanghai
China International Import Expo (CIIE), the World's Largest Trade Expo, is a major initiative of the Chinese government to support trade liberalization, economic globalization and open the market to the world. The Swiss National Pavilion at CIIE 2018 is managed by the Swiss Business Hub China of the Embassy of Switzerland in China, in cooperation with Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE). The Swiss National Pavilion had an outstanding presence at the expo, and swissnex China was proud to provide strong support to the Swiss National Pavilion at the first CIIE. Learn more ➠
RECAP｜Swiss VPET at the 4th Sino-Swiss Theme Week November 12 ｜Zhenjiang Ecological Industrial Park
With a special focus on Sino-Swiss cooperation in vocational training and education, the event was well-attended by researchers, schools and companies from both countries. Mrs. Libing Gu, Project Leader, Academic Relations of swissnex China gave a keynote speech on the Swiss vocational & professional education as well as the training system, during which she shared with audience the latest facts and figures and illustrated the reasons why vocational education continues to be such a popular choice for education in Switzerland, while enjoying long-standing prestige worldwide. Learn more ➠
RECAP｜Roundtable: FTA Evaluation Report November 13 ｜ swissnex China, Shanghai
Organized by SwissCham China Shanghai in collaboration with the Swiss Centers China and hosted at swissnex China, this Roundtable discussed key findings from the Sino-Swiss Free Trade Agreement – 2018 Academic Evaluation Report published by a team of academics of the Sino-Swiss Competence Center (SSCC) from the University of St.Gallen (HSG), the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), and Nanjing University. Prof. Dr. Tomas Casas, Director of SSCC at HSG, presented the findings from the academic report and shared his deep insights with the attendees.Learn more ➠
NEWS ｜Switzerland dominates IMD World Talent Ranking for the fifth consecutive year, affirming its role as an important global talent hub. Learn more ➠
NEWS ｜ The University of Zurich «highly cited» publications has skyrocketed in the past decade from 1.3% to 2.7%, becoming the rising star for Highly Cited publications. In an average university, about 1% of all articles would receive the «highly cited» label. Learn more ➠
INTERVIEW ｜Dr. Bernard Schmid, Professor at the University of Zurich, has been interviewed by swissnex China about his recent published paper on Journal "Science" in an international research team with Swiss, German and Chinese colleges, which is the largest experiment about biodiversity of subtropical forestation worldwide. Learn more ➠
PARTNERS｜ News from our friends and networks
University of Fribourg ｜Call: 2019 Winter in Fribourg - February 2019, Switzerland｜The University of Fribourg invites Chinese Bachelor or Master students of all majors to join their Winter Course in February 2019. This event offers an opportunity for Chinese Students to go to Switzerland and learn the international communication experience the Swiss culture, education and innovation. The course also offers a program together with the ski school. Learn more and register ➠
Zurich University of the Arts / Boötes｜Call: Executive Workshops - March 2019, Zurich｜Drive towards innovation and handle change through inclusive leadership and social design. Registration is now open for two design driven international executive workshops hosted by the Zurich University of the Arts. Workshops will be conducted in English with on site Chinese translations for participants from China. Learn more and register ➠
SwissCham ｜Swiss Ball 2019 - Call for Sponsors｜The annual Swiss Ball in Shanghai will be held at the Pudong Shangri-La Hotel, on April 13. Learn more ➠
swissnex around the World
swissnex Boston｜USI & SNSF Night in NY: swissnex Boston invites friends and alumni of the USI Università della Svizzera italiana and SNSF Swiss National Science Foundation for an evening of conversations, presentations and culinary delight.
swissnex Brazil ｜Swiss Alumni 2018: join swissnex Brazil at the annual gathering of alumni of Swiss higher education institutions in Sao Paulo for a cocktail party event celebrating Swiss-Brazil relations.
swissnex India｜Clean Week India 2018: Meet the champions of the Swiss energy sector in India on December 10-14.
swissnex San Francisco｜Digital Campus Event December 2018:Join swissnex San Francisco for the 8th annual Digital Campus event convening university communicators, marketers, and others interested in leveraging new technologies to increase the visibility of their higher education institution.